Southern of Perú 17 Days

ay 01: Lima City Arrival

At your arrival to Jorge Chavez Lima’s airport our company’s representative will assistance to you to transfer to the selected hotel and to get a clear picture of the itinerary operation.

01 Night hotel.

Day 02: Lima

In the morning you will begin the visit of historic Lima and the best of the Spaniard city observing traditional plazas, beautiful churches, Justice Palace, Plaza Mayor, presidential Palace and the Cathedral getting a short walking along the colonial streets admiring the architecture of old buildings including the visit of San Francisco colonial convent where we observe the most representative areas like the monk’s library with a large amount of ancient texts, remarkable collection of religious artwork and catacombs.

Afterward we will visit the Larco Herrera Museum inside of which we can find ancient artifacts and relic’s collection of pre-Columbian century. Then you will enjoy Peruvian food for lunch and return to the hotel.

01 Night hotel.

Meals: 01 breakfast, 01 lunch.

Day 03: Lima – Pachacamac – Paracas

Early in the morning we leave Lima City, driving through southeast finding at 30 kilometers the first place for visiting which is the sanctuary of Pachacamac, the archaeological complex is a pre-Columbian citadel made up of mud brick and stones palaces and temple pyramids it was an important Inca site and a major city when the Spanish arrived. It began as a ceremonial center for the Lima culture beginning at about 100 years b.c., and was later expanded by the Waris. The Incas added numerous other structures upon their arrival to the area in 1450.

We’ll have lunch at a beautiful hacienda-restaurant which includes a Peruvian Paso horse show.

After lunch we continue driving to Paracas where we spend the night.

01 Night hotel.

Meals: 01 breakfast.

Day 04: Paracas – Nazca

Early in the morning, we just walk to the pier of Paracas beach to board a boat to explore the group of island of Ballestas, Composed by a large rock formations, this important sanctuary home an exotic marine fauna, thousands of seabirds like guanay guano bird, the blue-footed booby and the tendril. Other notable species are Humboldt penguins and the seals (fur seals and sea lions), amongst other mammals like dolphins.

After to enjoy the island of Ballestas, close by we reach the Huacachina Oasis located in the middle of a desert dune landscape, where we have lunch it is also perfect place to get a ride in a dune buggy and for practicing sand boarding. Afterward we ride along Nazca desert to get after two hours the town of Nazca, where we spend the night in a hotel.

01 Night hotel.

Meals: 01 breakfast.

Day 05: Nazca – Nazca Lines

Early in the morning, we flight over the famous Nasca lines, huge astronomic patterns in the sand that can only be seen from the air. There is a lookout point on land from where they can be partially observed but it’s a lot more exiting to fly over the area to fully appreciate them, including the monkey, eagle, spider and astronaut etched forms into the desert ground.

01 Night hotel.

Meals: 01 breakfast.

Day 06: Nazca – Arequipa

Today we start heading south; over the desert to get into the highland it takes for around eight hours to get finally the city of Arequipa, nestled at the foot of the towering El Misti volcano. We spend the night here.

01 Night hotel.

Meals: 01 breakfast.

Day 07: Arequipa – City Tour

After breakfast we visit the commonly known as the white city due the sillar stone buildings (volcanic white stones). The city is surrounded by snow topped mountains and volcanoes like the Misti. Around downtown the first place we find is the stunning colonial main square and the cathedral with it’s beautiful Neo-Renaissancist style it is the most important Catholic church of the city also considered one of Peru’s most unusual and famous colonial cathedrals. Then we reach Santa Catalina Monastery, in which are found great collection of paintings mainly with religious themes.

01 Night hotel.

Meals: 01 breakfast.

Day 08: Arequipa – Colca Canyon

Our driving takes us over the spectacular valley of Arequipa getting an amazing view of Chachani and the Misti volcanoes, at the top of the route we find the Pampa Cañahuas Vicuna Reserve, where we observe a large groups of wild vicuñas grazing and running in its natural habitat then we reach the town of Chivay where we have lunch. Afterward you will have enough time to enjoy the hot spring of or a short walking around the town.

01 Night hotel.

Meals: 01 breakfast, 01 lunch.

Day 09: Condor Cross – Arequipa

Very early in the morning we drive to the Condor Cross viewpoint, where we get a the best point to enjoy the flight of the condors, seeing the real size of these birds in tis natural habitat flying around the Colca Canyon which is considered one of the deepest canyons in the world. Going back to chivay we have the chance to visit some traditional local villages such as Maca and Yanque, after lunch, we will head back to Arequipa.

01 Night hotel.

Meals: 01 breakfast.

Day 10: Arequipa – Puno

Very early in the morning we head with direction to Puno city, along the route we will make some stops, first in Patapampa , the highest point of the route ( 4900msnm ) where you will have an impressive view of various mountain peaks such as the Sabancaya , Ampato , the Misti  and Chachani then we see a couple of small lakes where we will have the chance to observe some migratory birds plus the flamingos.at our arrival to Puno we will have organized the hotel close to Titicaca lake. A short walking around down town of the city will be organized during the night.

01 Night hotel.

Meals: 01 breakfast.

Day 11: Puno – Titicaca Lake (Uros and Taquile Floating Islands)

Early in the morning you will be transported to the bank of Titicaca Lake to board a boat for a quietly navigate to the Floating Islands of Uros. Where we Find out how the Uros residents make their home islands entirely from one of the lake reeds, Totora, and how they develop a lifestyle in the middle of Titicaca Lake. Then we continue navigating to the Island of Taquile a place with too much tradition plus you will have a walking around the island. Lunch will be served there, after lunch we take the return boat ride to Puno.

01 Night hotel.

Meals: 01 breakfast,01 lunch.

Day 12: Puno – Cusco

Early departure driving along the High Plateau where we can enjoy different places such as the lithic ruins of Pukara culture developed between the years 1600 B.C. and 400 A.D., afterward our driving will take us to La Raya pass which is road limit between Cusco and Puno, where Chimboya Glacier provide the visitor an amazing view furthermore an small active volcano is located in the area.  After lunch we continue our driving till to get the archeological site of Raqchi also known as the Temple of WIRACOCHA, (supreme deity in the Inca civilization).a magnificent stone and mud bricks constructions of Incas culture.  Then we have a visit of Andahuaylillas church also known as The Sistine Chapel of America built during the 17th century magnificent colonial building with paintings and murals, of school art of Cusco plus the ornaments in gold leaf. Afterward our driving will take us into the Cusco city where you will be transported to your hotel.

01 Night hotel.

Meals: 01 breakfast.

Day 13: Cusco – nearby ruins tour

Early in the morning we’ll pick you up from the Hotel to get the City tour, starting in the temple of Santo Domingo (Qoricancha). Afterwards we will drive over nearest archeological sites such as Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Pukapukara and Tambomachay where you are going to get a short walking around each place.

01 Night hotel.

Meals: 01 breakfast.

Day 14: Cusco – Sacred Valley – Aguas Calientes Town

visit to the Sacred Valley of the Incas where is located the amazing typical town of Chinchero where the families are still keeping the traditional way and mores of weaving and local weavers will be willing to teach you the traditional mores, skills and the system of textiles industry then a walking at around the archeological site where there is a good view of the terraces and cultivation fields. Later, we will get the archeological site of Moray; they are circular terraces shape and have peculiar stairs among terraces. The purpose and function of those terraces served as an agricultural laboratory used by the Incas then we continue driving down to the salt evaporation ponds, located in Maras’s town, salt has been obtained since pre Incas time till now a day it is obtained by evaporating salty water from a local subterranean stream. The highly salty water emerges at a spring, a natural outlet of the underground stream. The flow is directed into an intricate system of tiny channels constructed so that the water runs gradually down onto the several hundred ancient terraced ponds.

Afterward, we will arrive to Urubamba town to have lunch (we recommend buffet restaurant where you can enjoy a mixture of Peruvian dishes plus vegetarian options).

Afterwards, we will get Ollantaytambo town, where we take a walking at around the archeological sites which consist of terraces for agricultural purposes, temples, storages and palaces plus the plaza. Later we will take the train to Aguas Calientes town where we spend the night.

01 Night hotel.

Meals: 01 breakfast, 01 buffet lunch

Day 15: Aguas Calientes Town – Machupicchu – Cusco

From here you will board the shuttle buses up to the Machu Picchu historical sanctuary, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Visit of Machupicchu the best known archaeological site on the continent and the well preserved where you can observe the magnificent technique and finest style of Incas architecture. It is high 7,973 ft. above sea level and combined with adjoining forest and Wilderness Park, the “historical sanctuary”, as Unesco describes it, covers more than 116 square miles. It’s composed of temples, terraced hills, storages and plaza the city was built under Pachacutec and Tupac Yupanqui kingdom.

You will have some free time to explore the site on your own, to relax, or to meditate. At the agreed-upon time, you will return to Aguas Calientes town to take the train back for around two hours till Ollantaytambo or 3hours 30 minutes to Poroy Station, where you will be you will be picked up and transported to your hotel in Cusco.

01 Night hotel.

Meals: 01 breakfast, 01 dinner

Day 16: Cusco – Sightseeing Tour

Today will be reasonable to have free Day in Cusco to know and enjoy the City and its surroundings such as main square, wide Incas streets, museums, churches, traditional markets plus some places for shopping to get souvenirs.

01 Night hotel.

Meals: 01 breakfast.

DAY 17: Cusco – Lima Airport

Transfer to Cusco Airport to take your flight to Lima. Upon arrival in Lima, transfer to your selected hotel. At the appropriate time, transfer to the Airport to board your International homebound flight.

INCLUDES

Excursions & activities

  • Entrance for city tour in Lima
  • Entrance fee and guided tour to Pachacamac ruins
  • Boat to the Ballestas Islands and entrance fee.
  • Visit Huacachina Oasis.
  • Flight to Nazca lines.
  • Entrance fee for Arequipa city tour.
  • Entrance to Colca Canyon.
  • Day trip to Lake Titicaca Lake and boat.
  • Entrance fee to Pukara, Rajchy and Andahuaylillas church.
  • Entrance fee for Cusco city tour.
  • Entrance fee for Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.

Transportation

  • Private transportation along the tour service.
  • Bus ride from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu (round trip).
  • Train ticket froma Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes town (round trip).

 

Accommodation hotel 16 nights, 01 night guesthouse. (03 star hotel)

Meals

15 Breakfast(s), 03 local lunches, 01 Buffet lunch, 01 Dinner

EXCLUDES

  • Visas and travel insurance.
  • Spending money – budget for meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips and any extras.
  • International flights to/from the start/end of your tour and departure taxes.
  • Tips on included excursions, visas, travel insurance, personal items and single rooms.
  • Optional excursions out the package, there are some excursions that are not included. This is because they are not to everyone’s taste and this means extra cost for activity.

WHAT TO TAKE

  • Original Passport.
  • Student card (ISIC Card if you are student).
  • A backpack (for daily and personal items).
  • Rain jacket, umbrella or rain poncho (rains even on dry season).
  • Short pants for confortable walking.
  • Water bottle.
  • Walking and confortable shoes.
  • Binoculars for bird watching.
  • Mosquitos repellent and sun block.
  • Hat, gloves, scarf, wool socks, sandals.
  • Cash to tip the crew and buy drinks and snacks. (Peruvian currency).

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